The Executive Director of the Mississippi State University Career Center provides strategic and visionary leadership to advance career preparation and success of all undergraduate students and recent alumni. The Executive Director will play a significant and visible role in moving the institution’s strategic and operational initiatives forward by building relationships across the institution as an innovative and trusted partner. Success in the role requires a solution focused leader with demonstrated breadth of knowledge, skills, and depth of operations. The role is responsible to think broadly and creatively in all aspects of delivering career services to the many constituencies. The Executive Director will be a champion of our core values and strategic commitment to attract, retain, advance, and support a broadly diverse workforce of the highest level of excellence that thrives in a respectful, inclusive, and equitable workplace culture. He/she leads a staff which is responsible for researching, adapting and implementing technologies and service delivery. This high-profile position reports to the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.
Mississippi State University (MSU), located in Starkville, MS, is a land-grant institution and a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). MSU has an enrollment of approximately 22,000 students and holds status as a Research 1 University from the influential Carnegie Classification of Higher Education for "very high research activity," and has been listed by the National Science Foundation as a top 100 research institution. In addition to assisting students in finding employment after graduation, the Career Center also operates a very robust Internship and Cooperative Education program.
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MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.